Drive Innovation beyond Borders
Inspire innovation and entrepreneurship to shape a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous future.
The Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation (APYEF) is committed to creating a cross-border startup ecosystem to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Asia-Pacific region and help their innovative startups grow.
Our Mandate and Story
Founded in 2016, APYEF has a mandate to expand global opportunities for young Canadian entrepreneurs and promote their engagement with the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market.
The Foundation was registered with Canadian Federal Government under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act in July 2015. On May 18, 2016, we held APYEF's official launch ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal, joined by more than 200 distinguished guests, including diplomats, government officials, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and startup community stakeholders. In addition, both the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland sent their official congratulatory letters.
Since the launch ceremony, APYEF has established partnerships with VCs, Angel investors, incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneurship hubs and startup communities across Canada, United States, China, and Southeast Asia. We will continue empowering, supporting and working alongside the next generation of visionary founders in the Asia-Pacific region.
We are proud to take startups to global stage
Global Champion at She Loves Tech Startup Pitch Competition 2018
FREDsense combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in industrial water.